Scholarship Pageant

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The 2017 Pecan Festival Queen’s Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, in the auditorium at Groves Elementary, 3901 Cleveland Ave., at 7 p.m. Tickets purchased at the Groves Chamber of Commerce office are  $10 for adults and $5 for students through 12th grade. At the door, tickets are $12 and $6.


Miss Mardi Gras of SETX hosted its second annual Scholarship Pageant on Feb. 11 in Beaumont at the Holiday Inn & Suites off of Walden Road. The pageant started in 2016 with Mardi Gras of SETX Inc.

There were seven age groups from 2 years old to 18. The 16-to-18-year-old contestants are interviewed, have a casual wear outfit session, and the beauty wear. The Scholarship Pageant awards a $1,000 scholarship in the Miss division.


Queen Category

2016-2017 Groves Pecan Queen – Keni Marie McAdams

1st Runner-up – Breanna Hope Hall

Miss Congeniality – Keni Marie McAdams

Most Photogenic – Breanna Hope Hall


Princess Category



The fourth annual Miss Jewel of the Forest Scholarship Pageant will be Sunday, June 24, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont. Come see gorgeous crowns, and beautiful trophies and awards! Every contestant receives a crown and sash.